Introduction to Film and Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This course will teach you the key concepts in video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and the skills to showcase your work across several different platforms including the web and mobile devices.
Taught by an experienced video editor, you will learn how to create a project and import still or video images; explore Premiere’s panels; practise basic editing; make adjustments using colour and writing titles.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards learning a rewarding and creative skill.
No prior experience needed.

Introduction to Filmmaking, Sound and Editing

Are you a budding filmmaker, or a passionate film-fan? This course will give you all you need to take those first steps in making your own film; or enhance your appreciation of a skill that is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
Taught by experienced film-makers, this course will cover:
• Essentials of script writing
• Basic film techniques
• Directing
• Lighting dos and don’ts
• Creating sound
• Editing
• Post production

By the end of the course you will have expected to knowledge, understanding and expertise in:
• Writing and editing scripts
• The different roles in filmmaking
• Framing a shot with your phone or with a DSLR camera
• The difference between a “story” and a topic, or theme
• How to create a storyboard
• The ability to capture sound
• Why film needs lighting
• Editing using smartphone apps and Adobe Premiere Pro CC
• Essentials of directing
There has never been a better time to hone your expertise in film. Use this course to film using your smartphone or use more professional equipment.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own material or provide training in essential skills for a future career.
No prior experience needed.

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Upholstery

Looking to change that tired-looking footstool? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day upholstery course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing and carrying out your upholstery project

You will be shown how to creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of a skilled tutor.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease on life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Restoration and Painting

Looking to change that Edwardian chest of drawers? Tired of those ancient stains on your coffee table? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing your project
• Types of paint and where to use them
You will be shown several techniques to repair and creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of skilled tutors.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease of life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Digital Design for Gardens and Landscapes

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in design for gardens and landscapes is a one-year course, equipping students in cutting-edge skills needed for jobs in the garden design and landscapes industry. Students will learn the core principles and practices of garden and landscape design, spatial design and the science of plants and soils. Full training will be provided in the latest digital software including Vectorworks Landmark or Google SketchUp. The course is taught by a professional practitioner and students will get to work on live projects and design challenges set by KCC’s industry partners. Upon completion, students will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or further study. We also have a strong track record of students progressing to many of the leading design universities in the UK.

ESOL Level 2 (Advanced) – Kensington

This advanced course is for for people who can communicate effectively and fluently in a wide range of everyday situations, such as taking part in a discussion and writing a formal letter. This course will help you develop your language awareness and skills to a higher standard for work and further study.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Kensington

This Intermediate course is for people who are not fluent speakers of English and who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with a degree of accuracy and fluency. You will practise listening, speaking reading and writing.

ESOL Entry 2 (Elementary) – Kensington

This elementary course is for people who already speak and write everyday English. It covers the four languages skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grammar is included as an integral part of the course.

Introduction to and working with Spreadsheets

This course will enable you to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate the ability to use a spreadsheet application. You will understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using spreadsheets, in addition to using standard formulas and functions, and demonstrate competence in creating and formatting graphs or charts.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
  • Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions
  • Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets

This course is an ideal platform for those wishing to work/or are working in accounts and those wishing to undertake the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Jewellery Summer Workshop

For those who have always wanted to have a go at making Jewellery or need to prepare before starting a more substantial course in September, this will give you basic jewellery making skills and introduction to the workshop and . There will be some addtional costs for materials. Please note that this is a metal working course and does not include beading.